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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

THE GIVER ImageMeet the Stars of The Giver

Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush, stars of THE GIVER, will be at Mall of America on Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00pm! Brenton & Odeya will show a trailer of the film, sign autographs, & answer questions from fans!  Visit for more information.


The haunting story of the THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. 

THE GIVER opens in theaters on August 15.



Thursday, July 31, 2014


image courtesy Red Balloon Bookshop

 Eric Litwin, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nuthouse – Outdoor Concert and Meet & Greet!

Red Balloon and St. Paul Public Library present Eric Litwin, author of Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoesfor a special outdoor family musical event!  

The lawn of the Town Square at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue in St. Paul for a rockin’ performance, featuring Eric Litwin’s new series, The Nuts: Bedtime at Nuthouse.  Eric will share interactive songs and stories that involve kids from start to finish, and promote the joy of books and music.  Get ready to sing, dance, and fall in love with literacy!  

In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the Arlington Hills Community Center.

Families wanting to meet Eric Litwin after the concert may purchase a “Meet & Greet” ticket from Red Balloon Bookshop, which includes a copy of The Nuts: Bedtime at Nuthouse!  Call 651-224-8320 or visit for more details. 

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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